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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in AI and Cyber Security

Date: 23-Apr-2021

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity

 

  • Do you have a PhD (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Communications or Software Engineering?
  • Help develop techniques that empower organisations and people against sophisticated cyber-attacks
  • Join Data61, the Digital Innovation Arm of Australia's Largest Science Agency, the CSIRO

 

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system. 


The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the Data61 vision of driving the development and adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Australia, with a specific digital technology focus of AI and Cyber Security. The Autonomous and Application Security (AAS) team of the Distributed Systems Security group leads and delivers research projects with the vision of protecting the society, government and industry from highly advanced malicious cyber actors using machine intelligence. The role will develop robust machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques that empower organisations and people against sophisticated cyber-attacks. 
 

Your duties will include:

  • Contribute to projects and carry out research to develop robust machine intelligence to make cyber security decisions when faced with complex security problems. 
  • Contribute to projects and carry out research to develop robust ML and NLP techniques to assess, triage and mitigate malware and vulnerabilities in complex application source codes or binaries.
  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Recording, managing, and analysing data/information using relevant domain data science techniques.
     

Location:  Marsfield, NSW

Salary: AU$86k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years 

Reference: 73162

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Communications or Software Engineering. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research activities in information security and having the ability to undertake research in trust and privacy.
  • Proven ability to conduct high quality research, development and implementation in AI and Cyber Security with publications in the top tier security conferences IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, Usenix Security, or similar level conferences in other domains.
  • Experience in applying research outcomes in solving practical/industry problems, preferably in the area of data and system security and security automation.

 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description

Eligibility

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

 

Applicants must be Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

 

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

About CSIRO

At CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

24 May 2021, 11:00pm AEST